News brief: BBC buys Lockerbie bombing series

The BBC has acquired UK rights to a new PBS documentary series that sheds new light on the perpetrators of the 1988 Lockerbie plane bombing from PBS International. The BBC will run My Brother’s Bomber in its Storyville strand, with SBS in Australia, Alhurra in the Middle East, DR in Denmark and Phoenix Satellite in […]

News brief: Alhurra buys Prime content

US-operated Arabic-language channel Alhurra TV has acquired 208 episodes of celebrity and entertainment programming from France’s Prime Entertainment Group. The package comprises 104 episodes of Hollywood News Feed and 104 of Zoom In, and covers 28 territories. The Arabic versions of the shows will be available two days after the English-language originals.

GRB’s World Class doc to Mid East channel

Middle East and African channels have acquired programmes from LA’s GRB Entertainment. Among the deals, US government-backed Middle Eastern channel Alhurra has bought documentary The World Class. In Africa, M-Net has bought seasons three and four of Braxton Family Values and seasons two and three of spin-off series Tamar and Vince. Wananchi has acquired When […]